Albuquerque can grow those I know to flawless perfection, as can El Paso, Tucson, Las Vegas and other desert southwest locales. I am not sure about each species in more humid climates to the east, but I think most would grow fine; I believe all thrive in southern California.
Bell-Flower Hesperaloe / Hesperaloe campanulata -
Albuquerque NM, far NE Heights
Giant or Coahuilan Hesperaloe / Hesperaloe funifera -
Albuquerque NM, west mesa
Albuquerque NM, foothills
Albuquerque NM, Old Town / valley
That planting was part of my original design at Explora, and there, it is planted within Blue Grama grass and suitable companions Desert Willow, Escarpment Live Oak, and Apache Plume. AZ friend Dan Goodspeed took that photo! Soft and sharp...
Red Yucca or Red Hesperaloe / Hesperaloe parviflora -Tucson AZ, U of A campus
This evergreen sculpture plant is a favorite in the southwest and Texas, and now California, for very good reason. Red Yucca is easily used in different manners for the dryland garden.
Albuquerque NM, NE Heights